how to break up with a real estate agent

How to Break Up With a Real Estate Agent

Buying or selling a home rarely can take months, sometimes even longer. Along the way, you may find that your relationship with your real estate agent just isn’t working anymore. Here's how to break up with…
how to sell a home during the holidays

Why List Your Home for Sale During the Holidays?

Why list your home for sale during the holidays? Conventional wisdom was that you shouldn’t try to sell your home during the busy holiday season. Potential home buyers were attending parties, cooking holiday…
how to show your home for sale

How to Show Your Home for Sale

How to show your home for sale? There are three main ways: open houses, lockbox showings, and private showings. Here's what you need to know about each one. Show your home for…
what to do when neighbors list their home for sale

What to Do When Neighbors List Their Home For Sale

When a neighbor’s house goes on the market, there can be important implications for you. Here's what to do when neighbors list their home for sale. 1. Document important disclosure items As…
top 5 open house tips for buyers

Top 5 Open House Tips for Buyers

Going to open houses can be time-consuming. Here are my top 5 open house tips for buyers, to help you make the most of your visits. 1. Learn about the market without…
3 tips for holding a successful open house

3 Tips for Holding a Successful Open House

Holding an open house can make a seller's teeth grind. It's probably the only time you would invite to your home complete strangers who poke around, open your closets, and make judgments about…
top 5 open house tips for buyers

Why Buyers Should Go to Open Houses

Yes, you can look at homes on your smartphone or tablet just about anywhere today. But here's why buyers should go to open houses, too. 1. You can learn from listing agents…
home seller tips

Home Seller Tips — How to Give Buyers What They Want

How do you give buyers what they want? A lot depends upon your ability to think like buyers. I'll explain what I mean with two examples, and I'll provide some home seller tips.…
how to troubleshoot a home search

How to Troubleshoot a Home Search

The home-buying process often takes twists and turns. If you find yourself missing out on homes when they hit the market, or you can’t find the exact home you want, it's time to rethink…
what are Real estate disclosures

What are Real Estate Disclosures and How Can They Affect You?

In most parts of the country, sellers and their agents are required to document any known defects—current or past—to potential buyers. But some sellers don’t play by the rules and will try…